Nest - Temperature Sensor - White

Control zoned heating and cooling with the efficient setup of this Nest temperature sensor. Compatible with the Nest thermostat (not included), this sensor lets you control the temperature and priority for any room in your home. The slim design of this Nest temperature sensor is easy to install on a wall or place on a shelf for discreet placement in bedrooms or living spaces.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Nest Temperature Sensor
    • CR2 3V lithium battery
    • Mounting screw
    • Installation card

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (195 out of 202)

    Features


    Compatible with select Nest thermostats

    Including Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Gen and Nest Thermostat E.

    Wireless

    Bluetooth Low Energy connection.

    Up to 50 feet range

    Allows easy placement.

    Long battery life

    Works on CR2 3V lithium battery (included) with up to 2-year lifetime.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Awesome product, could be slightly better

      Posted
      BenM
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Bought two of these, one for my office, one for my younger child's bedroom. My plan? Simple - schedule the one in my office as the primary sensor while the kids are in school (work from home), and schedule the one in my daughter's bedroom to be the primary during the night (keep her comfortable), and then for pre/post school and on the weekends when they're awake, use the downstairs main thermostat as the primary. Here's what actually happened. Bought two of these sensors unpacked, scanned the QR code (note: if you buy more than one and take the tabs out and get confused as to which QR code goes to which sensor, take a coin and unscrew the back, there is a QR code on the inside as well. Had to apply more strength/pressure on unscrewing the back ring than I had anticipated...), added the new sensor to my Nest account/system. Tried to connect to the thermostat downstairs, kept saying it couldn't establish a connection, move the sensor closer. Kept moving it closer and closer until I literally rested the sensor on top of the actual thermostat and it still said it couldn't make a connection. That's when I unscrewed the back of the sensor trying to make sure the battery was seated properly, etc. It was. Tried again, failed. Removed the sensor from the nest account, tried to re-add and re-sync, no luck. Then I realized that (for the first time in probably ever...) the main thermostat was not connected to my WIFI network, and hadn't been for about 2 hours. Seems like something the setup of this remote sensor should check for... like maybe a "hey, seems like your thermostat has lost its connection to your home network, and that's required for setup of this newly added device". I rebooted the main thermostat and the connections worked flawlessly, even through a few walls. If you have the nest cameras (I have one in each kid's room), and you use the default labels "office, den, kids room, bedroom, whatever" and the labels match, it will show you the temperature in the room where the camera is, which is kind of a cool feature. Anyway, then when it came time to schedule the priority of all the sensors I was a little disappointed with how "locked-in" the scheduling is. You have the options to set priority of sensors by "night, morning, mid-day, and evening". The time periods are all locked and not adjustable. You also can not set priority by the day of the week, it's just one generic priority schedule for every day of the week with locked time periods. Seems like it wouldn't be too difficult to allow this functionality (And for that matter custom label names for sensor/camera/thermostat locations). Final thing to note is the sensor is a lot smaller than I was expecting. About the size of a flattened ping-pong ball, and very light. You also have the option of just putting it on a shelf rather than drilling a hole in the wall and mounting it. Should allow you to experiment with locations or change rooms easily if it's not working exactly the way you want it to. Overall, though, great product, does what it should. Took 1 star off because of the lackluster scheduling that could be improved, and because the setup process did not make a basic check to see if the thermostat was still connected to WIFI and let me waste about 30 mins trying to set it up before I found out myself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Simple and effective, long awaited feature

      Posted
      DJRobX
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have a two story home with only a single zone. The AC system does a pretty good job of keeping temperatures consistent through the house, but it does struggle in moderate weather when it's not running often. It's particularly problematic in the bedroom at night. The thermostat downstairs may think it's cooler than it really is upstairs. Even just adjusting the temperature down doesn't quite work - the temperature upstairs may climb 2-3 degrees before Nest decides its time to cool again. I had tried the Ecobee with its remote temperature sensors. This resulted in wonderful comfort in the bedroom, but their product is plagued with so many issues, one of which being that the Ecobee's remote sensors couldn't even work reliably 30 feet away in my home with almost no obstacles. So far the Nest version of the product is working well. It has no motion sensing option but I can't say I miss it since the Ecobee's didn't really work. More importantly, Nest's sensors range seems better, they are working fine to my office upstairs. Setup was quite simple, mostly scanning a QR code. The Nest app walks you through it. I had no issues. I'm giving it 4 stars because while great, I think they should expand on the functionality provided a bit. An option to average the temperature across multiple selected sensors would be a good idea. I think more customization with the scheduling instead of fixed time blocks. Motion sensor integration could still happen through other products ( Nest protect?). What's offered here happens to fit my needs pretty closely though. I'm happy its here, and I'm happy it works.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for hot zones and baby's room

      Posted
      LSmith813
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      We have been Nest customers for more than 5 years and we hoped that they would add these a while ago. We moved in to a new build home about 2 years ago and found that some rooms of the house are cooler or warmer than others. The builder had the A/C flows leveled, which certainly helped, but we still have a temperature issue in certain rooms. These sensors work well, but they aren't quite what we were hoping. I included a few notes below..... 1- If you purchase the 3 pack, don't pull the tab to activate the battery until after you scan the barcode. I mistakenly pulled all the tabs and then activated them, but I didn't know which tab was for which sensor. The barcode should be on the item like the rest of the Nest products, not on a pull tab. I ended up having to place them in the sun one at a time to identify which one was for what room. 2- These work VERY well for us monitoring the temperature in our baby room. I will note to not place them directly adjacent to the vent flow, but rather as close to where the baby is sleeping as possible. They mount well and it was great to monitor the temperature in their room. 3- I really wish I could set the temperature to be controlled by different sensors in different parts of the day. I work from home and my office gets very hot at the end of the day. I would love to have it sync with that room during the afternoon and the thermostat for the rest of the evening. Likewise, it would be great to tell it to turn on if the temperature at ANY sensor reaches a certain level. This would be particularly useful when we are cooking dinner and I feel like I'm sweating to death in the kitchen. Perhaps the next version will add this useful functionality. 4- I love that it tells you if the room is typically hotter, colder, or about the same as the thermostat. Our thermostat is in a bad place and we frequently wonder why the A/C has or has not turned on. Overall, we would recommend the sensors and it is probably worth it to get the 3 pack. This feature was needed for a while and we are happy Nest finally offered these as an accessory.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Useful for rooms with large temperature difference

      Posted
      TechGeeks
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Our master bedroom is unfortunately built over the garage of our house. It’s not a big deal in the winter. However in the summer this causes it to be scorching. We’ve seen it reach 80 degrees before. To get it anywhere near comfortable we’d have to set the a/c to a much lower temperature than the main floor and wait at least an hour to cool down. Life being life however we frequently forgot to do that until we were getting ready to go to sleep. Which caused uncomfortable nights trying to get to sleep. In a last ditch desperate effort we bought the sensor to hopefully take care of that annoying little chore. And we have to say it works amazing. We can choose when the temperature defaults to the sensor and program in what time we want it to cool down through the Nest Thermostat calendar. You can also manually change between the thermostat and sensors as you please. The only real downside to this is you have a time table you have to pick from for the programmable sensor time ex: 7am - 11am. Which compared to the complete control you have with everything else seems like an oversight. All in all I would give it a 9/10 and will probably be purchasing another for our finished basement come winter.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The wait is over!!

      Posted
      DIYdakota

      I just found out these were available and had to have one today! I love how small the device is and it's 2 year battery life. We've struggled with winter temps that always makes us too hot or too cold due to the thermostat reading temperatures in our open living room. Very simple setup as well- just unscrew the back plate and take a QR pic or id# to register it. Install the back, then you're good to go. It can be left on a counter or comes with a screw to mount it as desired. I just think there needs to be a software upgrade that would allow a time frame of when to use the remote sensor and main thermostat. We only use it for when we sleep at night for a more accurate reading. I highly recommend this product to anyone with a Nest that has a oddly cold or hot room as this could solve your issue.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Limited schedule options

      Posted
      Frank
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The sensor is in a manufactured home in the main bedroom approximately 35 feet horizontally from the Nest thermostat in the living room and I get the message "weak connection to the thermostat" in the Nest app. I'd assume the range would be reduced even more in a larger house or multi level dwelling with more walls and ceilings to go thru. The message comes and goes and there is almost a direct line of sight to the thermostat when the bedroom door is open. There is also no scheduling option for the sensor. You manually change it to the sensor and it will revert back to the main Nest at the next time you have a temperature change set on the schedule. So you can't tell it to use the sensor at let's say midnight when you may go to bed and then back to the Nest in the living room at 8am when you'd get up. It half works because you'd manually tell the Nest to use the sensor in the app or the Nest and it would then automatically change to the Nest in the living room at the next scheduled temperature change. You can't do a daily or weekly scheduling between the sensor and Nest.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good start

      Posted
      Larry
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I like that i can prioritize my bedroom over the family room where my Nest is located. i this would be 5 star if i could customize more like the time to prioritize a room. my Nest as learned the times and temps i like. if i could make evening or night the times i typically go to bed instead of the preset. Also the setup and walk away is a little misleading. while the sensor is very small and discreet, dont put it next to a device or appliance that produces too much heat. ie: a tv or lamp that you run often. in just the few hours i have had mine i had to move it from behind the tv dresser( where my wife liked it. completely out of site). certain areas may "trap" heat and throw off the rest of the rooms comfort. it might seem obvious but in my case the best furniture also has other items that can change temp enough to confuse a sensor. otherwise i love it! i have been holding out switching from Nest to Ecobee for this!

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        Nest Support

        We're happy to hear you've been enjoying the Nest Temperature sensor so far and we'll be happy to pass this feedback about the schedule restrictions up to the proper department. Nest

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      NEST KEEPS MAKING MY LIFE HAPPIER AND MORE COMFY!

      Posted
      Steamingirlie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Wow! Nest just keeps impressing me! I loved my Nest 3rd Generation Thermostat and other products already but we have a couple rooms that are used frequently and are hard to keep the correct temp. This product does the trick. It was installed in a very short time and I can control them (I purchased three for my home and may get one or two more) with my iPhone or iPad. It could’ be simpler to operate. And you have the option to put them up on the wall with the provided screws OR you can simply place the cute little Nest on a shelf or a dresser wherever you like. It’s a little guy only about the size if a hockey puck approximately. It fits in the palm of your hand with room to spare. It’s amazing! My home office is COMFORTABLE to work in all day. I can save money and lower the temp in THAT room. You can set timers for each device if you wish. Trust me. This is a game changer in our lives!

      I would recommend this to a friend





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